Friday, August 2, 2013

Fan Friday.....

Once again linking up with Sarah from venustrappedinmars for Fan Friday....


Today I am talking about this GUY.....
Chris Davis... AKA Crush Davis 

Here are some really cool facts I learned about Mr Davis... Thanks Wikipedia

 He was originally chosen by the New York Yankees in the 2004 MLB draft, but did not sign. He was then drafted, by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, in the 05 draft, however he did not sign. He was then drafted again this time by the Texas Rangers in the fifth round of the 06 draft out of Navarro Junior College in Texas.
On June 26, 2008, he was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma, and that day made his major league debut in a game against the Houston Astros,  After getting a hit in his first major league at bat, he started his first major league game at first base the next day, and hit his first home run during the game. He also homered the next day, becoming the first Texas Ranger to homer in both of his first two Major League starts. Because of this fact he was "dubbed "Crush Davis" by local media and fans (a play on "Crash Davis" from the movie Bull Durham). He played with the Rangers from 2008 until he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in 2011.  He was brought up from the minors and sent back several times to replace Josh Hamilton when he went on the DL.
On May 6, 2012, in a 17-inning 9-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, he went hit-less in eight at bats, but ended up being the winning pitcher. Davis was the designated hitter until he was pressed into service as a relief pitcher in the 16th inning after manager Buck Showalter had depleted the O's bullpen. He struck out two batters and did not allow a run in his two innings of mound work.  
On July 31, 2012, Davis hit his first career grand slam off New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova in an 11-5 win and after facing a 5-run deficit.
 On August 24, 2012, Davis had his first career three-homer game, against the Toronto Blue Jays. His second home run was his 22nd of the season, setting a new career high. Due to a late-season stretch of homering six times in the final six games, he finished the regular season with 33 home runs.
On April 5, 2013, Davis set a new MLB record with 16 RBI in the first 4 games of a season. He also became the fourth player in history to hit a home run in the first four games of the season the (others were Nelson Cruz, Mark McGwire, Willie Mays) including a grand slam in the fourth game.
On June 16, 2013, he hit the 100th home run of his career off Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester
On July 11, he hit his 34th home run of the season, eclipsing his previous season high. He earned his 87th and 88th RBIs of the season on July 12, setting a new Orioles record for most RBIs before the All-Star break; the previous record was 86 by Boog Powell. He ended up with 93 RBIs before the All-Star break. 
On July 14, he hit his 37th home run of the season, tying Reggie Jackson for the 2nd most home runs before the All-Star break by any MLB player and the most by an American League player.
On July 6, 2013, Davis was elected to start the 2013 All-Star Game, his first ever appearance. He was the leading vote-getter with 8,272,243 votes. Davis was also chosen to participate in the Home Run Derby by American League captain Robinson Cano.  He advanced to the second round and hit a total of 12 home runs. However he was unable to hit enough homers to advance to the third and final round. 
On July 14, 2013, Davis recorded his 500th career hit, a home run off of Josh Johnson of the Toronto Blue Jays.
As of tonight at 10:07 Davis led the major leagues with 40 home runs in 2013.


Venus Trapped in Mars

2 comments:

  1. 500 hits and leading MLB in homers? And looks that cute?? Ok ok, I'll root for him! ;)

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  2. CRUSH!!!!!!! We're going to the game tonight!! Hope he crushes another one!! LOVE HIM!!

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